Teacher Incentive Fund
Program Office: Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs
CFDA Number: 84.374A and 84.374B
Program Type: Discretionary Grants
This program supports efforts to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.
- Improving student achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness;
- Reforming teacher and principal compensation systems so that teachers and principals are rewarded for increases in student achievement;
- Increasing the number of effective teachers teaching poor, minority, and disadvantaged students in hard-to-staff subjects; and
- Creating sustainable performance-based compensation systems.
TYPES OF PROJECTS
Projects develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.
Performance-based compensation systems must consider gains in student academic achievement as well as classroom evaluations conducted multiple times during each school year among other factors and provide educators with incentives to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles.